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Mar 19, 2009

Salt Challenge: Serenity

Good morning!! Today is my first official Salt Challenge - these challenges come every two weeks on Thursdays and each time we are given a "theme" to follow by a different member of the design team.

Today's theme was given to us by Ruth, she gave us the verse Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God." As I was talking to my husband about this challenge he referred me to this sermon by Jonathan Edwards in which he used it as his main text in discussing the sovereignty of God.

". . . “Be still, and know that I am God.” The great works of God, wherein his sovereignty appeared, had been described in the foregoing verses. In the awful desolations that he made, and by delivering his people by terrible things, he showed his greatness and dominion. Herein he manifested his power and sovereignty, and so commands all to be still, and know that he is God. For, says he, “I will be exalted among the heathen; I will be exalted in the earth.”" (quote from the above-referenced sermon)

It was hard at first for me to think of a project, but as I looked through my stamps I came across this Papertrey Ink set that was given to us on the cruise. The nautical images and especially this ship's wheel made me think of God as the supreme Captain, the One steering our lives. There are many, many times when I've tried to take over and steer my own ship! But thankfully God, in His sovereignty always remains in control - whether I know it or not! I just need to "Be still" and submit to Him.

(All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted) Cardstock: Kraft, Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate, White, Stamps: Ambassador Monogram Edition, Simple Alphabet, Out to Sea, Ink: Dark Chocolate, Accessories: Twill ribbon, Nestabilities, Swiss Dot embossing folder, button, Antique Brass brad (Pink Hedgehog Crafts)

Please go to the Salt blog and see all the wonderful creations by the design team - each is so different and beautiful! We'd also love to have you craft along with us using today's theme, leave a link in the comments if you do! Thank you so much for visiting - have a great day!

18 comments:

  1. this is so simple yet so pretty I was doing my blog thing this morning and did a hop and was told its your Birthday so Happy Birthday
    Hugs
    Norine

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  2. beautiful card - Happy Birthday, Julie!!

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  3. Great card .... hope you have a wonderful birthday Julie!

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  4. What a lovely card! Have a wonderful birthday! Cathy

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  5. Gorgeous card, Jules! I LOVE it! Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day, girl! Wish I could be there to celebrate with you!

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  6. What an awesome challenge! I am definitely going to try to play along. I hope you enjoyed your birthday hop and have a fantastic YOU day!!!! Happy Birthday!!!

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  7. Wonderful colors! Happy Birthday Julie!

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  8. Fantastic masculine card, Julie!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAVE A GREAT TIME AT STAMP NEW ENGLAND TOMORROW!!!

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  9. That is gorgeous!! What a beautiful card and sentiment!!!!

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  10. Very nice card!!
    Happy Birthday! Hope it's a wonderful day for you!

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  11. Your card is beautiful, Julie...and a BIG Happy Birthday to you!! Hope it's the best!!

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Loving today's card to lady, excellent job! It looks too cute!

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  13. Happy Birthday. What a wonderful card and such a lot of thought behind it

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  14. Awesome card and awesome write up! Love the quote by Jonathan Edwards, amazing. :-) See you tomorrow at 2!!

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  15. Simple but beautiful Julie!!! Happy Birthday to you, my friend!! I hope your day was FABULOUS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  16. Very elegant card Julie - and a very happy Birthday too !!!!!

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  17. love your card !! very clean lines love it!!

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  18. I love your choice of the ship's wheel for the card - a great response to the challenge x

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